The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently issued an opinion on alimony. Alimony is one of the toughest areas to advise clients, as there are no statutory guidelines for the amount to be awarded. Generally, rehabilitative alimony is favored rather than indefinite alimony. In this case, the Court found an award of indefinite alimony of $1500 per month to be clearly erroneous when the court based its reasoning on an estimated income of around $56,000 per year for the husband and $21,500 per year for the wife. Stay tuned to see what the trial court does with this case on remand.....Another huge issue in alimony cases is determining the appropriate level of income for each party. In this case, the husband's income was estimated based on what he had been paying for expenses, and had made much more in previous years. There was also evidence that the wife had the potential of earning $40,000. What do you think is a appropriate amount of alimony?